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Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently – Engadget


Engadget

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently
Engadget
Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah
Mac users have two new vulnerabilities to worry aboutChron.com (blog)
Researchers create worms that infect MacsFirstpost
New 'ThunderBird 2' Malware Threatens Mac OSX Security; Can Remotely Take Over The Tech Portal

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:36 pm

YouTube makes new desktop player available to everyone – Engadget


Engadget

YouTube makes new desktop player available to everyone
Engadget
YouTube just got a facelift — it's not a complete reconstruction, but it's definitely more than just fillers to smooth out wrinkles. The Google-owned video sharing service has rolled out its new HTML5 desktop player to everyone after a few months of
Facebook Accused Of Lies, Cheating and Theft Of YouTube Video ContentForbes
YouTube's desktop player now sports a transparent control bar that disappears VentureBeat
Inside the Company That's Made Viral Videos Big BusinessWired
ITProPortal -Digiday -TechRadar
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:36 pm

Crackdown 3 trailer promises 100 percent destructible environments – The Verge


IGN

Crackdown 3 trailer promises 100 percent destructible environments
The Verge
Crackdown 3 gameplay (above) was shown for the first time at Gamescom 2015. The footage features a handful of additions, like transforming vehicles and mechsuits, but details remain sparse. Released in 2007 by Realtime Worlds, Crackdown was one of …
Crackdown 3 to Include "100 Percent Destructible Environments"GameSpot
Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Crackdown Game is Officially Crackdown 3IGN
Microsoft debuts Crackdown 3 gameplay at gamescomDestructoid
Kotaku -Crave Online -Attack of the Fanboy
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:26 pm

Watch today’s Microsoft Xbox Gamescom press conference here – CNET


CNET

Watch today's Microsoft Xbox Gamescom press conference here
CNET
Microsoft is pledging an E3-worthy list of Xbox announcements at Gamescom, this week's big gaming show in Cologne, Germany. Watch the full press conference live here. Gaming. 4 August 201511:45 pm AEST. Jeff Bakalar mugshot. by Jeff Bakalar.
Gamescom Is the Biggest Video Game Event – Here's What to Expect This YearNDTV

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:12 pm

Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform’s secure image – The Guardian


The Guardian

Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform's secure image
The Guardian
For years, Mac users have been safe in the knowledge that their platform was relatively safe from malware. A combination of the lower number of users on the platform, less attention from security researchers and, in general, fewer security holes in the …
OS X flaw leaves Macs vulnerable to attacks, no password requiredEngadget
Hackers are exploiting an OS X flaw to install unwanted adwareMashable
OS X zero-day flaw leaves Mac users open to hackersInquirer
NDTV -Tom’s Guide -TechRadar
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:02 pm

Third of stars in Milky Way have dramatically changed orbit: scientists – Livemint


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Third of stars in Milky Way have dramatically changed orbit: scientists
Livemint
Washington: Researchers have created a new map of the Milky Way which shows that nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their orbits. The discovery, by a team of scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), brings a new …
Milky Way is full of wandering starsFuturity: Research News
One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbitsDispatch Times
New Map shows the way stars Migrate within the Milky Way GalaxyTimes Gazette
NewsQuench -State Column -Benchmark Reporter
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:00 pm

Cadillac CTS-V is big and impressive—a high-performance variant of the CTS sedan – New York Recorder


New York Recorder

Cadillac CTS-V is big and impressive—a high-performance variant of the CTS sedan
New York Recorder
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has finally been unleashed and if initial reviews are anything to go by, this car may just be America's answer the amazing BMW M5. For many years now Cadillac has been considered a sedate automaker, but with cars like the CTS-V …
Cadillac CTS-V is the first sedan to reach 200mph without modsBABW News
Cadillac Show-off New 2016 Sedan CTS-V With its Super FeaturesThe Market Business
Cadillac unleashes super-charged sedan, the CTS-VState Column
Latin Post -Times Gazette -MNR Daily
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:51 pm

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide ‘historically unprecedented’, says report – The Guardian


The Guardian

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says report
The Guardian
The Rhone glacier, Switzerland. Sea levels are rising as a consequence of the rapid loss of glacial ice worldwide. Photograph: REX Shutterstock. Tim Radford. Tuesday 4 August 2015 09.30 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 4 August 2015 10.15 EDT. Share on …
Study: Glaciers Melting Faster Than EverCBS Local
Glaciers melting at "unprecedented" rateCBS News
World glaciers melting faster than pastDaily Times
Science 2.0 -NDTV -Northern Californian
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:31 pm

Microsoft HoloLens for developers coming soon – India Today


India Today

Microsoft HoloLens for developers coming soon
India Today
The developers waiting for an update on the Microsoft's HoloLens release now have a reason to rejoice. The date of availability of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for the developers will soon be here. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently gave an interview
A $7.5b lesson that Microsoft won't forgetgulfnews.com
Xbox Live and ID@Xbox indie games coming to HoloLensEngadget

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:28 pm

Scientists discover how some of the world’s first animals reproduced – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Scientists discover how some of the world's first animals reproduced
Sydney Morning Herald
Rangeomorphs, which lived about 565 million years ago, were pretty strange. They're often considered to be some of the first animals to evolve on Earth, but they share little in common with modern critters – they look more like plants. But according to
Scientists find earliest evidence of reproduction in complex organismChristian Science Monitor
Earliest Evidence of Reproduction in a Complex OrganismBioscience Technology
Revealed: How Rangeomorphs, The World's First Animals, ReproducedValueWalk
International Business Times -The Market Business
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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 11:24 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

BMW CEO puts digital trends at center of strategy review

Krueger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW, poses during the world premiere of the new BMW 7 series car at the company's headquarters in MunichBMW's new Chief Executive Harald Krueger plans to overhaul the carmaker's strategy to make it fit for the digital future of driving, he said on Tuesday. BMW teamed up with Germany's other two premium carmakers to buy Nokia's high-definition mapping business for 2.5 billion euros ($2.7 billion) this week to protect its access to key technology for connected and self-driving cars. At this stage it is still too early to go into further detail." BMW has been exploring cooperation with U.S. consumer technology giant Apple.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:53 pm

Marvell wins cut in $1.54 billion Carnegie Mellon damages award

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a reduction in the $1.54 billion damages award that Marvell Technology Group Ltd was ordered to pay Carnegie Mellon University for infringing two hard disk drive patents held by the school. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court finding that the patents were infringed, but said “enhanced damages” that boosted a $1.17 billion jury verdict against Marvell to $1.54 billion should not have been awarded. It also directed a partial new trial to determine where some of the chips used in the hard disk drive patents were sold.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:24 pm

Wireless carrier Sprint’s revenue falls 8.7 percent

The logo of U.S. mobile network operator Sprint Corp is seen at a Sprint store in San Marcos, California(Reuters) – Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell 8.7 percent as revenue from its wireless business declined, and new and existing customers opted for its installment plans. Sprint, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp , said net operating revenue fell to $8.03 billion from $8.79 billion.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:07 pm

Alibaba hires former Goldman banker Evans as president

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen inside the company's headquarters in HangzhouAlibaba Group Holding Ltd has hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc partner Michael Evans to oversee the e-commerce company's international expansion, a top priority as the firm looks beyond China to sustain its heady growth rates. Evans, who spent two decades at the investment bank in positions including vice chairman and head of Asia, has occupied a board seat at Alibaba since mid-2014, before the company held a record-setting public listing in New York. Alibaba, by far the largest e-commerce player in China, said hiring Evans signaled its intention to ramp up cross-border commerce in earnest after it spent years focusing on securing its domestic market position.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 11:43 am

Charter Communications posts bigger quarterly loss

Rutledge_Tom_Full_Length(Reuters) – U.S. cable company Charter Communications Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss, hurt by costs related to debt extinguishment and the failed deal between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc . Charter's deal to buy some assets of Time Warner Cable fell through after U.S. regulators refused to clear Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable. Cable companies have been struggling with declining subscriber numbers as viewers shift to cheaper and more flexible streaming services offered by Netflix Inc , Amazon.com Inc , Hulu and others.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:37 pm

Samsung glamour days over as it fights to save mobile market share

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Samsung logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off competition from rivals including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the mid-to-low end of the market. Behind Samsung's reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 9:11 am

Someone strapped an Apple Watch to this $100,000 watch because rich people

Someone strapped an Apple Watch to this $100,000 watch because rich peopleThe world of luxury watches is full of stunning tributes to human avarice, but a new range of timepieces from American company Nico Gerard still manages, somehow, to stand out. The California-based firm is selling Swiss-made watches that integrate an Apple Watch into their wristbands. There are three variations available: the $9,300 Pinnacle, the $9,500 Skyview Pinnacle, and the $112,000 Sunrise Pinnacle, which is made out of 18-karat gold.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:48 pm

Microsoft says ‘Quantum Break’ coming April 5th, 2016

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:46 pm

Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:45 pm

The Chatpad returns on Xbox One this November

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:44 pm